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How Palo Santo is Reforested and its Importance

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What if there was something that can purify your home air and makes you feel better? Wouldn’t it be better if you woke up early in the morning with your mind and soul at peace, ready to face the challenges that lie ahead?

But there is something you can use.

You can purify the air in your home, your body, and soul with the magical power of the Palo Santo tree. This sacred wood is one of the most used for its multiple medicinal properties and its exquisite citrus fragrance with a slight scent of mint. It is considered that the ancient civilizations of Ecuador used the palo santo to bring good fortune and heal the wounded and sick through its essential oil and purified the soul of people by warding off bad energies with the help of incense and smoke from Palo Santo and other herbs.

Currently, the palo santo can be found in different presentations, such as incense, essential oil, natural soaps, candles, shampoo among others.

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This sacred wood has large amounts of limonene, which within holistic medicine acts as a strong antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory agent which makes it very interesting for human consumption.

Using the Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens tree and manufacturing its derivative products is very complex since only the palo santo that has died naturally should be used.

A Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens tree can live 30 to 40 years or more. Once this sacred tree has died on its own, it must rest in the forest or in its habitat for 2 to 4 years, this is the only way this sacred forest manifests its healing properties and we can make the most of them.

To find or collect the Palo Santo trees, the artisans go into the forest in the morning hours, taking food and water with them, since the search and collection of naturally dead palo santo trees is very complex, it is a matter of luck, sometimes it is found and sometimes it is not.

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There are sites on the internet that are dedicated to the commercialization of Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens, and in order to generate higher sales and they begin to cut down the trees irresponsibly, causing damage to nature and offering people poor quality products and felled trees.

It is important that when acquiring Palo Santo Bursera graveolens, they do so in reliable sites dedicated to caring for the environment, that has reforestation programs and that work in a sustainable manner.

In Ecuador, there are companies that have been working with the palo santo tree for a long time together with artisans and people around the dry forests where this sacred tree lives in a responsible, sustainable, and sustainable way. In addition, I was recently able to read on social media about a program for the reforestation and restoration of the dry forests of ManabĂ­, in which in the last 4 years around 10,000 Palo Santo trees have been reforested.

Planting a palo santo tree involves a long and difficult process, since obtaining its seeds is very complex. Palo santo seeds are very rare and can only be found by going into the forest and looking around palo santo trees older than 6 years.

But to reforest Palo Santo trees, a method called transplantation has been used, which consists of removing trees of the same species that are found in an overpopulated area of the forest. Once the seedlings are removed, they are prepared in the nursery for a specified time. They are then brought into the forest in areas with little vegetation and planted to continue their growth and development.

Planting a tree consists of a few steps. A hole must be made taking into consideration the size of the root of our tree, we moisten the hole and place the tree, then we put earth free of stones, branches or sticks, since this can mistreat and damage our tree.

It must be taken into account when purchasing natural products from responsible companies. A curious fact that you should know is that acquiring palo santo in a sustainable and sustainable way helps to the preservation of dry forests and the trees that live in it. Many artisans and families surrounding the dry forests live off the Palo Santo trade and if they do not sell this sacred wood, the same artisans begin to cut down the trees to be able to occupy the land in short-cycle crops, in order to generate economic income to provide for their families.

By working with the palo santo, the tree is fully used, that is, nothing is wasted, from the fallen branches to the smallest wood. When it comes to making the incense, there is a chip that can be used to create cones that are a type of incense made with Palo Santo sawdust.

Everything is connected, let’s take care of the forests and our mother nature, let’s promote reforestation and take care of the environment, let’s support artisans in this way, we help protect dry forests, which are of great importance, for us humans and the environment.

The tropical dry forests despite having dry and inconspicuous vegetation compared to the humid forests, this dry vegetation contributes to the reduction of the carbon footprint.

This species of dry trees do not need a lot of water to survive, the least we can do is take care of it and protect it.

I hope that all the information you have read in this article has been to your liking and that it has cleared up some doubts about Palo Santo Bursera Graveolens. Do not forget, take care of and love the planet, start making a difference, what you do today you will see multiplied in tomorrow. For more information about Palo Santo products visit >> EcuadorianHands